Literature Analyses

Written by William Byrd
Arranged by Katheryn Fenske

Publisher: Daehn Publications
Year Published: 1996
Difficulty Level: 1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1
Reviewed by: Michael Burnias- Spring 2000
Style/Form: Renaissance dance with 8 measure phrases; AABBA'A'B'B'
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats
Time Signatures: 3/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to d2, down to f; Oboe up to c2, down to f; Clarinet 1 up to c2, down to G, Clarinet 2 up to a1 down to G; Bass Clarinet up to g, down to G; Bassoon up to F, down to FF; Alto Sax up to g1, down to g; Tenor Sax up to g1, down to f-sharp; Bari Sax up to d1, down to d
    Trumpet 1 up to e1, down to G; Trumpet 2 up to a, down to B-flat; Horn in F up to c1, down to B-flat; Trombone up to A, down to GG; Euphonium up to A, down to GG; Tuba up to C, down to BB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1-2
    Level 1-2
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone 1, Euphonium (BC), Tuba
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Finger Cymbals, Tambourine, Xylophone, Timpani
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 1 minutes, 45 seconds (65 measures)
  • Renaissance dance in triple meter (style concerns)
  • 4 measure oboe solo cued in flutes
  • Euphonium part doubles trombone
  • Sections alternate between woodwind, brass, and (for 4 measures) percussion choirs
  • 4 measure xylophone solo cued in trumpet 1
  • Trumpet 2 and horn parts are the same
  • No articulation markings; no slurs used
  • Set includes errata sheet for 5 printing errors (score/parts)

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